Stiletto sneakers and swimsuits hit the runway at DKNY's New York fashion show
21:39 GMT, 9 September 2012
Donna Karan’s hugely popular diffusion line attracted a jam-packed front row of industry players today, including Vogue Japan editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo.
Models seemingly walked in off the streets as cityscape scenes dressed the warehouse-like venue in Chelsea, New York.
Crisp white and pale denim came in easy-to-wear shapes, while the high-energy show had, like so many others this week, a sporty feel to it with loose hooded jackets, swimsuits, visors and stiletto sneakers.
Hitting the city: Swimsuits were accessorised with stiletto sneakers, bum bags and visors
Floaty maxi skirts and dresses with thigh-high splits were reminiscent of the Donna Karen main line while logo tees, visors and bum bags had a fresher feel.
White was the predominant colour, with a flash of silver in a skirt or jacket, then pops of searing hot yellow came into play – inspired by the taxi cabs that populate the label's home city.
Inspired by the Big Apple as ever, the show notes read: 'Dress up, dress down. Sport it. Sleek it. Add some leather. Accessories are designed to hit the streets.'
Luisa De Paula, Buying Director at My-wardrobe.com told MailOnline: 'Sport luxe is definitely back on the agenda. I loved the mesh panel body con tops with billowing skirts, trousers and skater skirts.
Ready for action: Logo tees, visors and sports bags had a youthful feel
Sporting chic: Stiletto heels were seen at the DKNY show
'The monochrome colour palette highlighted with yellow and bold camouflage prints was modern, youthful and achingly cool.'
Also attending the show was Pair of Kings actress Kelsey Chow, 21, and Twilight star Ashley Greene, 25, who is a fan of Donna Karen's designs.
Wearing a little black dress Greene took a front row seat next to Teen Wolf star Holland Roden, who wore a similar but more demure dress with long sheer sleeves.
Show-stopper: Donna Karen, 63, closed the show wearing a bright yellow mac-style cover-up
Perfect match: It's no wonder Ashley is a fan of designer Donna Karan, who she chatted to backstage
American designer Donna Karen, 63, closed the show wearing a bright yellow mac-style cover-up.
Spectators were treated to gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, courtesy of of supermodel Karlie Kloss.
Thursday as Fashion Night Out hit Manhattan the 20-year-old sold the
sweet treats to shoppers at the DKNY boutique for $5, with all proceeds
going to the FEED foundation, an initiative co-founded by designer and
model Lauren Bush which aims at combating hunger.